The Revivalism of Narrative: A Response to Recent Criticisms of Quantitative History

  title={The Revivalism of Narrative: A Response to Recent Criticisms of Quantitative History},
  author={J. Morgan Kousser},
  journal={Social Science History},
  • J. M. Kousser
  • Published 21 January 1984
  • History
  • Social Science History
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